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Many ways to commemorate 9/11

Original post made on Sep 9, 2011

With music and song, candlelight and prayer, the 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered on the Midpeninsula throughout the day on Sept. 11, 2011.

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Posted by Walter Underwood
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Sep 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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The Palo Alto Fire Department will observe a minute of silence at four times, observing the times when each tower was struck and when they fell. Firefighters will be at attention at each station.


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Posted by Ken
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

"Close to 3,000 flags at the corner of Newell and Embarcadero roads will provide the backdrop to a Memorial Event at 9 a.m. Sunday. Following a brief ceremony remembering those who lost their lives, Mayor Sid Espinosa and the Palo Alto City Council will add the last flags."

Will all these flags be American flags? The reason I ask is because Palo Alto leaders have a very strong tendency to avoid any uncomfortable truths. I could imagine that the flags they put up will be a mixture of international flags, including Islamic states.

We were attacked by fundamentalist Muslims on 9-11. The fundamental issue is the Quran, which demands that nonbelievers be killed or subjugated. Will Palo Alto leaders speak the truth in the face of PC restraints? Will they, at least, request our human rights commission to examine the Quaran as hate speech?

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Posted by adam
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

it has been said ,that what you see ,you believe. but really, it is what you BELIEVE is what you SEE. meaning if you see another people a certain way, they will look that way to you. you are choosing to believe others are inferior to your beliefs. and your life experience reflects your beliefs.

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Posted by Ken
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

"it is what you BELIEVE is what you SEE"

Good point, adam.

If you believe that the Quaran is a book of peace, you will not see the evil that is embodied in it. And you will not understand 9-11.

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